How accurate is an ultrasound in diagnosing ovarian cancer?

David A. Fishman, MD
Gynecologic Oncology
Sonography (ultrasound) is the most effective method for diagnosing ovarian tumors. However, despite rapid technological advances in sonography, the ability to differentiate benign from malignant lesions is severely limited, especially for the detection of early stage epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC).

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